Gael Monfils Monte Carlo

‘I’m staying positive,’ says Gael Monfils as he is forced to withdraw from Monte Carlo Masters

Gael Monfils has announced the unfortunate news that he will not be able to compete at this year’s Monte Carlo Masters, citing a new injury. 

On Sunday, Gael Monfils released a statement signalling his withdrawal from the 2021 Monte Carlo Masters.

“Sadly I am forced to withdraw from the Rolex Monte Carlo Masters,” the statement from Monfils began.

“I have been feeling some pain at the bottom of my calf for the last ten days and it got worse yesterday during my last practice.

“On the advice of the medical staff, I took an ultrasound which has confirmed the extent of the injury . Therefore I am forced to postpone my return to play.”

The Frenchman has not played for over two months since losing to Emil Ruusuvuori in the first round of the Australian Open on 8th February. He would have been the 10th seed at the tournament.

“I remain positive and optimistic for the rest of the season,” Monfils added. “I will start specific treatment from today in the hope to return to play as soon as possible.”